The Ekiti governorship poll comes up on June 21.
The Deputy Inspector-General, DIG, of Police in charge of Operations, Mike Zuokoumor, on Wednesday said 25 sniffer dogs and some horses would be deployed to provide security during the June 21 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
Mr. Zuokoumor announced this in Ado-Ekiti at an interactive session he held with police officers to assess the state command’s level of preparedness for the poll.
He also said that 200 Counter Terrorism Specialists and 200 Crime Prevention Officers would be deployed during the election.
Mr. Zuokoumor said that he would lead the police team that would provide security during the poll.
The DIG said that some Assistant Inspectors-General and Commissioners of Police would also be deployed.
Mr. Zuokoumor, who did not give the number of police officers that would be deployed, said the state would be “heavily policed” before, during and after the election.
He said enough personnel and equipment would be deployed by the police to prevent electoral malpractice and other criminal offences.
“We shall be in Ekiti in full force to ensure security of lives and property.
“I can assure Nigerians and indeed Ekiti people that this election will come and go without a hitch. I stand firm on this.
“Therefore, anybody trying to constitute evil or any form of disturbance is advised to steer clear before it is too late,” he said.